Louisville, KY --
Due to scheduled maintenance and repairs, the north (1,200 ft.) chamber at McAlpine Locks and Dam on the Ohio River in Louisville, Ky., will be closed from June 15 through November 13, 2020 for miter gate replacement. During this time all traffic will be passed through the south (1,200 ft.) chamber.
Starting around June 20, dredging operations of the lower approach will also be conducted. This will include a total river closure during nighttime hours of 6 p.m. to 6 a.m from July 3 through July 7. The public may see vessels lined along the riverbanks during this time awaiting lockage. During daytime hours the south chamber will reopen for up to 12 hours each day to clear the navigation queue.
All mariners will take direction from McAlpine Lock Operators, which can be reached on channel 13 or by calling (502) 774-3514.
This temporary closure will allow the Regional Rivers Repair Fleet’s heavy capacity fleet to replace the miter gates and related equipment on each end of the north chamber to increase reliability and efficiency on the inland waterways system. Simultaneously, a contractor will replace the floating mooring bitt tracks to increase safety for vessel traffic.
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Louisville District updates can be found at www.lrl.usace.army.mil, on Facebook at facebook.com/louisvilleusace and on Twitter at twitter.com/louisvilleusace.
Release no. 20-012